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Fire Protection Technology

Curriculum Description

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration and management.

Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law and codes.

Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55240 REVISED
NC CIP: 43.0201
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
FIP 120 Intro to Fire Protection 3 0 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    10 2 0 14

Spring Semester
FIP 124 Fire Prevention & Public Ed 3 0 0 3
FIP 128 Detection & Investigation 3 0 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections & Codes 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Argument-Based Research 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Literature-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    14 2 0 15

Summer Term
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 2^
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 2^
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
   
    6 0 0 10

Fall Semester
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
EMS Management 2 0 0 2
  OR        
Managing Fire Services (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    5 0 0 14

Spring Semester
FIP 144 Sprinklers & Auto Alarms 2 2 0 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 0 3
FIP 224 Fire Instructor I & II 4 0 0 4
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 2^
   
    12 2 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 68

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

FIP Elective:

^The recommended curriculum model includes where FIP Electives should be taken, with a designation of 2-3 hours, however, the range for FIP Electives include courses from 1 credit hour to 7 credit hours. Students may select a total of 17 credit hours. It is recommended that students see their advisor prior to making their elective selections.

Select 9 hours from the following courses: COE 111, COE 121, EMS 110, FIP 148, FIP 160, FIP 160A, FIP 176, FIP 230, FIP 231, FIP 232

AND

Select 6 hours from the following courses: COE 131, FIP 140, FIP 180, FIP 188, FIP 221, FIP 228, FIP 240, FIP 244, FIP 256, FIP 264

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 212. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Social/Behavior Science Elective – Select one: PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 210, or SOC 215

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

Course prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to progressing to the next course.
Corequisites must be taken during the same semester.